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Can I take Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) and theraflu nighttime severe cold/cough? They have different active ingredients but both have cough suppressant.

Can I take Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) and theraflu nighttime severe cold/cough? They have different active ingredients but both have cough suppressant.

Both work well for c: Both drugs work differently but can be used together.
Tessalon can cause hallucinations so be careful with dosage.
Lots of fluids and bed rest will do more for your symptoms
Hope you are not a smoker. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can I take theraflu severe cold and cough with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and cephelaxin?

Can I take theraflu severe cold and cough with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and cephelaxin?

Unusual treatment: You can take these medications together safely. However, colds are not due to bacteria and don't improve with antibiotics. And even if it's bacterial, it's unusual to be treated with both cephalexin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Were they prescribed or are you treating yourself? Contact your doctor and follow her advice. ...Read more

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What additional cough medicine can I take on top of theraflu cold and cough nighttime?

What additional cough medicine can I take on top of theraflu cold and cough nighttime?

Dextromethorphan: Whichever cold compounds you take will be more effective in controlling cough if they contain dextromethorphan, and these are usually marked "dm" on the bottle. ...Read more

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Hello so if I have asthma I shouldn't take Theraflu Expressmax severe cold & cough at all or is it okay?

Hello so if I have asthma I shouldn't take Theraflu Expressmax severe cold & cough at all or is it okay?

Okay to take: Okay to take antihistamine containing multisymptom cold medication with asthma. Continue to take your asthma medication as asthma often flares with upper respiratory infections. Remember that cough and chest tightness can be a symptom of your asthma. ...Read more

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I'm on claritin (loratadine) D and flonase, but getting little relief/sleep. Is it okay to also take either theraflu nightime sever cold and cough or nyquil coldflu?

I'm on claritin (loratadine) D and flonase, but getting little relief/sleep. Is it okay to also take either theraflu nightime sever cold and cough or nyquil coldflu?

Yes, but: Only take either, the theraflu or the nyquil, not both, and if you do, please drop the evening/night dose of the claritin (loratadine) d, till you see your doctor, read the labels carefully, might cause sedation, so don't drive or operate machinery, good luck ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) 24hr and then Theraflu nighttime severe cough and cold a few hrs later before bed?

Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) 24hr and then Theraflu nighttime severe cough and cold a few hrs later before bed?

Flu: Yes. BUT please remember that if you do not feel better after 2-3 days, then a visit to your primary doctor is advised. Assuming you have the flu virus, then take those meds, some Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and lots of liquid (juice, soup, water). If your cough and other symptoms persist, as I mentioned, schedule a doctor appointment. I do not think the cortisone is a factor at this point. Best wishes ...Read more

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I took theraflu severe cold at 3pm and its now 7pm. Can I take regular sudafed now?

I took theraflu severe cold at 3pm and its now 7pm. Can I take regular sudafed now?

Should be ok: Theraflu usually contains phenylephrine which has a short half life. Could use saudafed which has a long half life. A word of caution though as decongestants can increase your heart rate and blood pressure so consult your doctor if u think u may have a heart condition or glaucoma ...Read more

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I have a severe cold and still breastfeeding my 17 months old som. Is it safe to take theraflu cold night and daytime hot powder drink?

I have a severe cold and still breastfeeding my 17 months old som. Is it safe to take theraflu cold night and daytime hot powder drink?

Some of the....: .....Ingredients in theraflu come through in breast milk. As with all drugs taken while breast feeding, only use them if you absolutely need them. The benefits need to outweigh the risks. And it's never a bad idea to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've already given my 2yr old son Hyland's cold and cough nighttime (before he had a temp) his temp is currently 101.8 can I give him motrin for fever?

I've already given my 2yr old son Hyland's cold and cough nighttime (before he had a temp) his temp is currently 101.8 can I give him motrin for fever?

Hyland cold n cough: Cannot tell you for sure, Hyland is a homeopathic product, not sure of its ingredients, and not sure if ingredients would interact with motrin, with this recurrent fever you'd better get your child seen by his doctor or any doctor, wish you and your child wellness ...Read more

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I gave my 6 year old son 2 100 mg jr strength ibprofen chewables for his fever. Can I give Triaminic nighttime cold and cough for his cold/cough with?

I gave my 6 year old son 2 100 mg jr strength ibprofen chewables for his fever. Can I give Triaminic nighttime cold and cough for his cold/cough with?

See Your Doctor Now: Important details of your son's illness are not given including duration of fever/cough, further description of upper respiratory symptoms, characteristics of cough, eg. wheezing, phlegm, past medical history, and more. Both viruses and bacteria cause these symptoms but are treated differently. OTC Meds are not recommended without further evaluation. See doctor now for correct diagnosis/treatment ...Read more

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I am 31 weeks pregnant can I take nighttime hylands cold and cough to help my cold symptoms so I can sleep?

I am 31 weeks pregnant can I take nighttime hylands cold and cough to help my cold symptoms so I can sleep?

I would say NO: Herbs in Pregnancy is a huge topic. Hylands has about six herbs in it including Goldenseal which is generally considered to be contraindicated in pregnancy as it may cause premature contractions.
Could use Robitussin, (guaifenesin) Hall's cough drops or cepacol lozenges, Vick's plain cough syrup or chicken soup.

hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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16 month old who has the common cold and cough. What medicine if any can I give him fot the coughing. Coughing is not severe but it bothers him.

16 month old who has the common cold and cough. What medicine if any can I give him fot the coughing. Coughing is not severe but it bothers him.

Cough med in toddler: Most over the counter cough and cold preparations in the children's section are not FDA approved for children under 2 years. Cough caused by post nasal drip may improve with an over the counter allergy medication (Zyrtec and Claritin are approved for ages 6 months and older). ...Read more

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My 15/months baby has severe cold n cough. Can I give kiwi fruit? Can u suggest some more fruits to include in his diet? Is kiwi fruit advisable?

My 15/months baby has severe cold n cough. Can I give kiwi fruit? Can u suggest some more fruits to include in his diet? Is kiwi fruit advisable?

Fine!: Kiwi fruit is fine at any time, unless the child is too young for citrus products or has diarrhea or vomiting or an upset stomach. It is a good source of Vitamin C. Don't overdo, that's the rule for anything, though. A normal serving size for a child is fine. ...Read more

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Is it possible that sudafed severe cold tablets are causing me to cough?

Yes: Sudafed is used the make thick mucus thinner and easier to cough out. This can cause your post nasal drainage to become heavier and make you cough. ...Read more

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Hubby has persistent cough for three months following a severe cold. No other symptoms.?

Hubby has persistent cough for three months following a severe cold. No other symptoms.?

Try saline + nasal: Try nasal saline washes (flush until it comes out the other side) plus nasal steroids, add Claritin or zyrtec if this isn't sufficient. ...Read more

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I am suffering frm severe cold cough my senses like smelling, hearing and taste r almost lost, I am taking amoxicillin but no use what should I do?

Respiratory Illness: Not uncommon to have your senses of taste, smell, and hearing be altered when you have an infection. Takes time for the antibiotics to work and sometimes it is actually a virus causing the symptoms so the antibiotics don't really help with that. Over the counter decongestants may help but really the best medicine for the senses/ symptoms is time. ...Read more

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A few days later, I got severe cold and flu, after I treat it for like 4 days, why did I get dry cough?

A few days later, I got severe cold and flu, after I treat it for like 4 days, why did I get dry cough?

From flu/cold/bronch: You do get cough with flu which can last for more than 4 days. Flu and cold can also lead to bronchitis in some people and usually it is self limiting. Rarely it can lead to secondary bacterial infection causing pneumonia and that requires antibiotics.
If cough persists consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe cold, cough, sweating alot, slight fever of about 100-101 and body pain...is there a chance that I have swine flue or just normal flu?

Mgt: The swine flu is a type of influenza or flu infection, and since there is an outbreak in India, it may be possible. Your symptoms are indicative of a flu or flu like illness. If you are early in the course, Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may be started.
If the cough worsens or persists, antibiotics may be needed.

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Severely Itchy eyes for over a week that get bloodshot and swollen due to rubbing. Symptom subsides with anti-histamine eyedrops and pill, but effects wear off in 6-8 hours. No secretions. Am also recovering from a cold and cough.

Severely Itchy eyes for over a week that get bloodshot and swollen due to rubbing. Symptom subsides with anti-histamine eyedrops and pill, but effects wear off in 6-8 hours. No secretions. Am also recovering from a cold and cough.

Could be allergies: Colds should not cause itching of the eyes. Ketotifen eye drops work for up to 12 hrs for ocular allergy. Cool compresses can also help the redness and itch. Keep your hands away from your eyes, it will only make things worse. ...Read more

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IM 25 weeks pregnant and have had a severe cold / cough this week. Bloody nose the past 3 days, mucus is a very dark green. Today my phlegm had blood?

IM 25 weeks pregnant and have had a severe cold / cough this week. Bloody nose the past 3 days, mucus is a very dark green. Today my phlegm had blood?

See a doctor: With these sorts of symptoms, you need answers. I would worry that your platelet count might have dropped as a result of the viral infection - allowing the blood to become thinner, such that you'd have nose bleeding and blood in the sputum. Hopefully you're plugged into an Ob/Gyn practice - I would call them and try to get seen today. If it's after hours and you're not doing well- go to the ER. ...Read more

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My wife is having high fevers for the last two weeks sometimes going 103, having excessive sweating, fatigue, feels severe cold in back, and cough, tried a lot of ciprofloxacins and paracetamols, got typhidot negative and CBC normal, urine culture is also

My wife is having high fevers for the last two weeks sometimes going 103, having excessive sweating, fatigue, feels severe cold in back, and cough, tried a lot of ciprofloxacins and paracetamols, got typhidot negative and CBC normal, urine culture is also

See doctor again: Some times patients may develop high fever and flu-like symptoms from a medication. I would suggest that all drugs be discontinued but do check with your doctor regularly to make sure that there's nothing else. This condition is known as drug fever. ...Read more

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What can I take for a severe cold? Stopped up nose, cough, sore throat and sneezing. I need some relief

What can I take for a severe cold? Stopped up nose, cough, sore throat and sneezing. I need some relief

Cold: Rest, fluids, saline spray for your nose are good for starters. You can talk to your pharmacist about over the counter preparations. If this doesn't help and you are getting worse see your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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